Halloween Shadowbox Card – Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge

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Welcome back!  Today I’m sharing my contribution to this months Stock Your Stash Challenge at Reverse Confetti (find all the details here).

I don’t typically send Halloween cards but maybe if what I’m sending could double as “decor” I might reconsider!

Halloween Shadowbox WM

This shadowbox card was so easy to make with the stitched window confetti cut die.  I cut down a piece of black cardstock to 5.5″ x 8.5″.  Instead of scoring at 4.25″ like you would for an A2 card, score at 3 1/4″, 4″, 7 1/4″ and 8″.  Die-cut the window from one of the 3 1/4″ sections (ideally the one that has the 3/4″ sections on either side of it).  If you want to add a greeting to the front, now is the time!

Finally, just fold it up and attach the 1/2″ side on the other 3 1/4″ side and you’ll have a shadowbox. (Wow, this sounds way more complicated than it really it!).

I then cut a piece of white cardstock to fit over the back panel and used Distress Oxide ink to blend a night sky background.

I also stamped the tree from Halloween Gnomes directly on the ink blended panel.  I used Copics to color over it.  When your panel is ready, it can be attached to the back of your shadowbox card.

Then stamp, color and cut the houses, bat, headstones and moon from Halloween Gnomes.  Attach one of the houses, headstones and moon to the back using foam adhesive.  Attach the second house to the front of the shadowbox (just scoot it down to make it look like a smaller house).  The bat is attached using a small strip of transparency.

And that’s it!  You now have a cute card that will still fit in a standard A2 envelope when folded flat and give the recipient something fun to display during the Halloween season!

Halloween Shadowbox Close Up

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to join the challenge!

Products Used

Halloween Gnomes stamp set

Halloween Gnomes Confetti Cuts

Rounded Stitched Window Confetti Cuts

 

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Reverse Confetti September Release Blog Hop

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Today’s the day!!  Be sure to head over to the Reverse Confetti store to see all of the new release products in one spot.

For today’s project, I really wanted to use that little tree from Joyous Holiday – it reminds me of the aluminum trees from A Charlie Brown Christmas so I wanted to make a very colorful card.

Rainbow Trees WM

You could approach making this card a few different ways:

  • I used distress oxide inks and blended two similar colors on small scraps of paper and then cut them out.
  • You could also just stamp directly onto colored cardstock scraps or
  • Color the trees with your favorite coloring medium

Once the colored trees were cut out, I trimmed off their stars and pots and added white gel pen to the garland.

I then used my Misti to evenly stamp six trees and a sentiment on my card front.  Then it’s so easy to attach each tree (in rainbow order, of course) using a little foam adhesive.

Rainbow Trees Close Up

Here is the list for today’s blog hop:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Samantha

Products Used:

Joyous Holiday stamp set

Joyous Holiday die set

September Countdown to Confetti – Day 3

COMINGSOON

Welcome back for the final day of sneak peeks!  Today’s sneaks focus on the new Joyous Holiday and Joys of the Season sets:

I also used the new All the Stars die for today’s projects:

all the stars

You know how sometimes you have an idea and when you actually try it, it works just like you planned?  Don’t you just love it when that happens?!  When I saw the All the Stars die, I wondered if I could use it on each end of a card panel and leave just a little space in the middle for a focal point image.  Worked like a charm:

Peace on Earth Angel WM

This sweet little angel from Joyous Holiday snuggled right into that space in the middle.  I added some soft ink blending on the edges and backed it with gold glitter cardstock.

Peace on Earth Angel Close Up

For my second card today, I was so excited to try out the Joys of the Season set (shhh…don’t tell any of the other sets but this one is my favorite!).  What I love about this set is how many different looks you can get from the same set.  For this card, I used gold embossing and watercolor for a vintage look.

Holly WM

I love how those holly leaves just nestle right next to the sentiment!

Holly Close Up

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each designers sneak peek post for a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate.  You can also leave a comment on the Reverse Confetti Facebook page for a second chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  Comments will close at noon CST on Sept 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm CST on Sept 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and Facebook page.  Good luck!

 

Products Used:

Joyous Holiday stamp set

Joyous Holiday confetti cuts

Joys of the Season stamp set

Joys of the Season confetti cuts

All the Stars confetti cuts

September Countdown to Confetti – Day 2

COMINGSOON

Welcome back for day 2 of Reverse Confetti sneak peeks!  Today’s sneaks focus on the new Halloween Gnomes and With a Thankful Heart sets:

I also used the This & That patterned paper that is being released this month:

This & That 6x6

I love making these little treat boxes for holidays.  They are so easy to make from a single sheet of 6×6 paper.  If you have an envelope punch board just remember – punch and score at 2 and 4 (that’s what I say to myself as I’m making them).

Treat Box WM Square

Once all the boxes were assembled, it was time for the fun part – decorating!  I punched a circle and added a little ink blending to create a “base” of moons or a crystal ball.  All of the images were colored with Copics and then die cut.

Treat Box Wizard Close Up

Treat Box Witch Close Up

Treat Box Tree Close Up

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each designers sneak peek post for a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate.  You can also leave a comment on the Reverse Confetti Facebook page for a second chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  Comments will close at noon CST on Sept 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm CST on Sept 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and Facebook page.  Good luck!

 

Products Used:

Halloween Gnomes stamp set

Halloween Gnomes Confetti Cuts

This & That 6×6 paper pad

September Countdown to Confetti – Day 1

COMINGSOON

Welcome to the first day of sneak peeks for the new Reverse Confetti holiday release (and my first official day posting projects as a ‘Fetti Friend)!  I was so excited when that package of goodies arrived – can’t wait to share all of it with you over the next few days!

Today’s sneaks focus on the new Peony and Sentimentally Yours stamp sets:

I also used the new Stitched Circles Cover Panel and Square Window Tag dies on today’s projects:

So when I first saw the Stitched Circles Cover Panel die, I said “self, you need to put a rainbow ink blended panel behind that”.  There was no other option.

So after I used my favorite Distress Oxdide rainbow combination, I attached the die cut panel using foam adhesive (those little spots behind the stitched circles fit them perfectly).

Love You WM

And as much as I love the actual peony image from the Peony set, I would have wanted that set for the leaves alone.  Take another look – there is so much you could do with them.  With all that rainbow goodness, I didn’t even need to color it!

Love You Close Up

For my second project, I decided to take a crack at no-line coloring that peony image – for a peony, it seemed doable!

Bloom Tag WM

Using the Square Window Tag die, it’s so easy to make a simple gift of flowers something special!

Bloom Tag Vase

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each designers sneak peek post for a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate.  You can also leave a comment on the Reverse Confetti Facebook page for a second chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  Comments will close at noon CST on Sept 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm CST on Sept 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and Facebook page.  Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used (links will be live on 9/8):

Peony stamp set

Peony Confetti Cuts

Sentimentally Yours stamp set

Stitched Circle Cover Panel Confetti Cuts

Square Window Tag Confetti Cuts

 

Reverse Confetti – Fall is in the Air

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So excited to be a ‘Fetti Friend for the next two months!  I love fall – just wish we could skip the winter part that comes after it!

I created this card by coloring and die cutting leaves from the Fall Foliage set from Reverse Confetti.  Once I painstakingly arranged them around the outside edge of my card front, I picked them all up using Press and Seal.

Keeping them all attached I trimmed 1/4″ from each edge.  I then added foam squares to the back of each leaf, held my breath, and attached them to the front of the card leaving an even margin around the edge.

The sentiment was originally a long, horizontal orientation but I have no fear of cutting up sentiments so now it can also fit perfectly in a portrait card too.

Be sure to stop back on Thursday for the start of sneak peeks for the new holiday release!

Thanks for stopping by!

Samantha